Micah Garen


Micah Garen is a writer, photographer and documentary filmmaker. His writing and photography have been published in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, the Financial Times and the Financial Times Magazine, the Associated Press, Archaeology Magazine, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, and L’Espresso, and the book The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad.

Micah’s documentary film work has appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, APTN, PBS and HDNet World Report.

Micah’s footage was licensed for the award-winning film Fahrenheit 9/11, including the “Christmas Eve Raid” in Baghdad, and “Outside Abu Ghraib” on the DVD.

His first book, American Hostage, published by Simon and Schuster in 2005, received starred reviews on Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.  Micah has also illustrated two Arabic language books published by Yale University Press.

Micah’s work has been profiled on CBS Sunday Morning, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2007.  He has also appeared on National Public Radio, MSNBC Hardball, CBS, CNN Larry King Live, Democracy Now, the Today Show and Good Morning America, speaking about his experiences in Iraq.  Micah has lectured about his work, and the looting of archaeological sites in southern Iraq, at Harvard University, Yale University, Cornell University, University of Chicago, Columbia School of Journalism, Johns Hopkins University, UNESCO in Paris.

Micah is a graduate of Cornell University where he studied archaeology, Near Eastern languages and landscape architecture.

Micah and Marie-Hélène founded Four Corners Media in 2000 and have worked extensively overseas in conflict and post-conflict regions including Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan, southeastern Turkey and Iraq.

Micah is a member of the Overseas Press Club, the PEN American Center, and the National Press Photographers Association.  He has received fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and Ucross Colony for writing and film, and grants from Wider Film Projects and the Carr Foundation.